Ray Graves

Ray Graves played quarterback for the Aggies in 1952.

A&M had to replace Bob Smith, Hugh Meyer, Yale Lary, Billy Tidwell and Glenn Lippman. The team was picked at the bottom of the Southwest Conference. Still, quarterback Ray Graves threw for a touchdown and ran for another in a surprising 21-13 win over Houston to begin the year. Against Oklahoma A&M, running back Don Kachtik scored the winning touchdown with under four minutes to play, and the Aggies won, 14-7. Graves threw for 176 yards against Kentucky, but the final drive ended on the Wildcats' 6, and A&M fell, 10-6. The following week, the team was blown out by No. 2 Michigan State, 48-6. A late touchdown by running back Connie Magouirk led to a 7-7 tie against TCU. Kachtik scored three touchdowns against Baylor, but A&M lost, 21-20. The Aggies fell to SMU by eight the next week. They rebounded for a 19-point win over Arkansas, in which Graves hit Don Ellis for two touchdown passes. After a loss to Rice, A&M readied for the finale against Texas. Ellis scored twice, but the UT offense racked up 464 yards in a 32-12 win at Memorial Stadium. The Aggies went 1-4-1 in SWC play to finish second-to-last in conference. Coach Raymond George had his second consecutive disappointing season. The team finished 3-6-1.

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